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DOP (PDO) Pecorino Romano is the direct descendant of the sheep's milk cheese that was the staple food of the Roman Empire. The story goes that, over 2000 years ago in ancient Rome, the same sheep's milk cheese that we eat today was an important part of the daily meals and banquets of imperial palaces.

Author Valeria Fanelli launches her first book on bilingualism. “Why don’t Mamma and I speak the same language?” is a publication written both in Italian and English, dedicated to all kids whose parents have moved to the U.S. from Italy and have decided to pass their linguistic heritage to their children. Gianni loves the way he and his mom communi...

When Maria Montessori arrived in USA in 1913, she was greeted enthusiastically and with passion by the Americans thanks to the revolution she made in the child education system. In fact, the New York tribune dedicated to her a wonderful piece with the title: "Maria Montessori, the most interesting woman of Europe". Thereafter, the pedagogical metho...

Set in gorgeous and magnificent Tusncany, and immersed in the splendid countryside just outside favorite art cities like Florence and Lucca are the Medici Villas, built during the Florentine Renaissance and inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in June, 2013.

The overall trend in investments between Italy and the United States in 2016 was slightly in contrast to that of previous years. This is an abstract of a much loner and complete report from ICE, the Italian Trade Agency, that can be found here.

In addition to being the most important and representative Christmas tradition, the crib is also the oldest: the first nativity scene was made by St. Francis and his friars on the night of 24th and 25th December 1223 in the mountains of Greccio, near Rieti in the Lazio region. The first crib is actually a mass exceptionally celebrated in a cave rat...

Raffaello "Ralph" DePalma (born in Italy in 1883 in Troia, Puglia) arrived in Brooklyn together with his parents in 1891. The very young Pugliese American began to work as apprentice in a food shop, delivering by bicycle home deliveries. Then the first money arrived, together with dreams and a used bike powered by motor, and then the first races an...

In his property in Fontanellato, Parma, the art publisher and collector Franco Maria Ricci has planted the largest maze in the world, all made with bamboo plants. Its plant has the shape of an 8-pointed star, inspired by Roman mosaics; it occupies about 8 hectares of land and stretches for 3 kilometres; it is made up of more than 120 thousand plant...

Do you remember a few months ago when we talked about all the Italian expressions and sayings connected to food? Well, of course we said that food is a main component of Italian culture and tradition, so, why wouldn’t it be part of its language too? Well, there is another feature that is sometimes forgotten, but very important as well: vino! Oh, It...

In the 1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli, the cantankerous, iconoclastic, innovative Italian fashion designer who had adopted Paris as her home, was at the height of her career. She had captured the interest and following of celebrities, the press, and women in Europe and the US. She had tested boundaries, made headlines, and become a vibrant part of Parisi...

As we approach the holidays it's the perfect time to pop some bubbly in celebrations, although do we really all need an excuse for bubbly or wine for that matter? Plus, they're highly versatile wines to pair with food. I recently tried some samples from the Bervini 1955 winery including their prosecco and rose spumante that I'm sharing with you tod...

In December 2016, I graduated summa cum laude with a major in Communications, focusing on Media and Cultural Studies, and a minor in Marketing. Thanks to John Cabot’s Direct Exchange Program, I had the chance to enrich my undergraduate studies with a semester at The New School – an eclectic university in the heart of New York City, where I was stru...